Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 19-8-2015: I’m Your Venus

Blow … !

If it’s not one thing, it’s another … !

You know I’ve replaced my TV: after my old one gave out?

Last night … ?

I had two monitors hooked up to my Mac.   Which I found very useful.

One of them curled up and died, yesterday.

Seemingly, at any rate.

Personally … ?   I’m not too worried: as my main monitor is still going strong.

Still … you never realise how useful dual monitors can be, until you try it.

I’ll have to see if I’ve still got that spare … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Venusian Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 19th August, 295 BC, saw Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges dedicate the first Roman temple to Venus.   Venus was the Ancient Roman Goddess of what: cheese, love or war?
Q2) Venus was thought to be the ancestress of the people of Rome: through one of her sons.   What was his name?
Q3) Roses were believed to be sacred to Venus: along side which other plant?
Q4) A small shrine to Venus was near Rome’s Cloaca Maxima, as it was felt to purify the air in the area.   What WAS the Cloaca Maxima?
Q5) Who — in 46BC — dedicated a temple to Venus Genetrix, or Venus the Mother?
Q6) Which month of the year did the Romans consider sacred to Venus?
Q7) Venus was the Roman Goddess.   What was the name of her Ancient Greek equivalent?
Q8) In some Roman myths, Venus was felt to be the wife of Mars, the Roman god of what?
Q9) In other parts of Roman mythology, Venus was the wife of the Roman god of smiths and the forge.   Who was he?
Q10) Finally … The Birth Of Venus — thought to have been painted around the 1480s — was painted by whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th August, 1877, saw Asaph Hall discover Phobos: a moon of Mars.   What’s the other moon of Mars, called?
A1) Deimos.
Q2) 18th August, 1977, saw the arrest of which South African activist?
Q3) 18th August is Long Tan Day: marking the day a small force from the Australian Army faced a much larger Vietnamese force, during the Vietnam War.   The Battle of Long Tan was in which year?
A3) 1966.
Q4) 18th August, 1227, saw the death of Genghis Khan, Emperor of the Mongols.   Who succeeded him, as Khan?
A4) His third son, Ögedei.
Q5) Finally … 18th August, 1958, saw the original publication of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita.   What’s the name of the main, male, character?
I’ll throw in this quote …
“When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.”

John Barrymore.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Ah … Then today’s ten question set turns up … !   Sorry about that, Debbi: but I’ve wanted an excuse to use that Bananarama tune for years … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Great song! :)

1. love (no, cheese! Ha ha ha ...)
2. Aeneas
3. myrtle
4. a sewage system (how ... romantic ... :))
5. Julius Caesar
6. April
7. Athena
8. War
9. Vulcan
10. Sandro Botticelli